The history of Bath

More tea, Vicar? – The history of tea

Jessica Hope explores the vast history of Britain’s love affair with tea It has instigated wars, it has boosted morale in times of conflict, become a natio...

Remains of the day: Medieval Bath

Historian Catherine Pitt takes a look at what remains of a neglected side of Bath’s history – and shows us where we can find vestiges of a much older city ...

15 little known facts about Bath Abbey

The Bath Magazine reveals fifteen facts about Bath Abbey and its 1,200 year history 1. There has been a place of Christian worship on the site of Bath Abbey ...

Shaping Victorian Bath

Charles Bayer’s corset factory opened in Bath 125 years ago. Eirlys Penn tells the undercover story A Bayer corset was a thing of wonder. Finely engineered...

Alas! Poor Romeo: Bath’s worst actor

Historian Catherine Pitt tells the story of a man considered to be the worst actor in history, yet Bath audiences queued to see him perform Bath, 1808 – ge...

The famous visitors of Bath’s past

Jessica Hope delves into the archives and discovers some of Bath’s most illustrious visitors from centuries gone Bath attracts all kinds of famous and nota...

Christmas in Saxon Bath

Julian Mittra, director of Around and About Bath tours, reveals Bath’s festive connections with the Anglo-saxons As the owner of Around & About Bath to...

Time gentlemen, please

Historian Catherine Pitt explores the hidden world of the private members’ clubs in Bath A sense of belonging is an inherent desire of human nature, whethe...

The ghost signs of Bath

Historian Kirsten Elliott delves into the evolution of advertising and invites us to read the historic writing on the walls of Bath If you were to be asked w...